US 85 Intersection Closures Start in Eaton and Ault Next Week

October 13, 2017 - Closures in Ault Oct. 17-22 and Eaton Oct. 21-31

As crews work on some of the US 85 intersections in Eaton and Ault, there will be some closures over the coming weeks.

The Colorado Department of Transportation and Simon Contractors will have multiple closures in Ault from Tuesday, Oct. 17, to the evening of Sunday, Oct. 22.  The intersection of US 85 at US 14 will have a 24/7 closure with one lane of traffic for northbound and southbound US 85 maintained.  There will be no westbound or eastbound access to US 14 from US 85.  A signed detour will be in place.

From 2nd Avenue to US 85 on US 14, there will be a full closure, but pedestrians will have access to businesses. From the intersection of 2nd Street and US 85, to the intersection of US 14 and US 85, there will be a partial closure for concrete placement.  All businesses on the west side of US 85 will have full pedestrian access and motorists will have access to businesses with the assistance of flaggers during working hours.  

The closure in Eaton will take place at the west side of the intersections of US 85 at Collins Street and US 85 at 10th Street, Monday, Oct. 23, until the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 31. The east side of the intersections in Eaton will remain open.  

Motorists traveling northbound and southbound through Eaton and Ault on US 85 will not be affected. Those who are impacted by the closure can follow signed detours around the intersections.

“The purpose of these closures is to remove existing concrete and replace with new concrete in order to provide a smooth driving surface for improved durability,” says Project Engineer, Anthony Anderson.

Simon Contractors was awarded the $10.5 million bid for this project by CDOT.

An 11-foot width restriction is in place for the duration of the project. Speeds will be reduced to 25 mph in the active work zone and 45 mph between the two towns. Please plan for additional travel time for the detour. The majority of the project will take place in a “crossover” where traffic will be arranged in a head-to-head configuration in either the northbound or southbound lanes of the highway.


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